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Jay Evensen: Be careful when changing Utah's attorney general system

Changing the attorney general to an appointed, rather than elected, office may sound alluring, but change for its own sake is useless. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Mary Barker: How do we assess value?

We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: A part-timer boom – Or is it a blip?

There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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My view: Sexual orientation is no one's fault, it is an opportunity

As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Robert J. Samuelson: Medicaid paralysis: spare states the swamp of escalating costs

The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Student-centered education is best chance to rise from bottom of the list in education funding

A diverse group of educators and parents may have found a way to get Utah off the bottom of the list in funding for public education. They suggest this simple concept: Switch from subject-centered... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Robert Bennett: A look at the best US presidents of the past

A recent opinion survey asked Americans to rate post-World War II presidents. Reagan was named the best, followed by Clinton and Kennedy and Obama was tagged as the worst, followed by George W.... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Access to water is the first step in fighting poverty worldwide

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In the past 25 years, over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Samurai visiting Salt Lake in 1872 launched interactions between Japanese and Mormons

There is a little-known episode from early Utah history that has an important message for today. Following the Iwakura Mission of February 1872, Japanese leaders considered a rather audacious plan... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?

Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Andrew Biggs: Is World Cup soccer next major U.S. sport?

Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: What Gov. Herbert's 'non-announcement' means for Utah politics

Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek re-election in 2016. The governor, along with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox,... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Philosopher kings: Transformative decisions best left to people's representatives

As society’s “bedrock” institution, marriage unites children to their fathers and mothers, making marriage, across culture and time, universally a gendered institution. Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Letter: Looking at disasters

Rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels is warming our air and acidifying our oceans at an alarming rate. It's driven not just by pursuit of comforts and faster travel, but more importantly by the fossil fuel corporation's... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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My view: Coal and nuclear power belong in Utah's energy policy portfolio

Now is the time for Utah to recognize the environmental benefits of using advanced coal-burning technologies and nuclear power to generate electricity. Both are essential in any serious effort to... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Tim Wendel: Americans gave the 'beautiful game' a look and loved what they saw

In answering the question, "Is World Cup soccer the next major sport in America?" the writer contends, "Yet this time around more Americans checked out the World Cup than ever before and they often... Read more »

July 13, 2014

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John Florez: Get legislators out of running schools

Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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My view: The most famous person born in Utah

As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most famous” one: Butch Cassidy. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Michael Gerson: Conservative success and the recovery of a conservative temperament

A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Taxpayers are big winners in TARP

TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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David Blankenhorn: Legalizing casinos: Jobs have nothing to do with it

Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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The cost of attending college: Is it a need or a want?

Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail in my opinion to really help the student and their family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Charles Krauthammer: The immigration no-brainer: Come illegally, eventually be allowed to stay

The immigration nightmare will continue until the Central American exception is eliminated and the law is enforced. The only question is: How long until Obama is forced to do the obvious? Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Vote suppressors find alternative means to achieve objectives

While we no longer burn buses or torture activists, it may not be entirely because the country has changed, but rather because those who would suppress the vote have learned to achieve their... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Dan Liljenquist: Fuel freedom: Fostering a new market for natural gas is clear win

I agree with and fully support Fuel Freedom’s efforts to foster a new market for natural-gas-based high-ethanol-blend fuel. Such a development would be a clear win for consumers, our... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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